Dark Nights of the Universe: et nox sicut dies illuminabitur
A four-night theoretical exploration of mysticism in dialogue with "Du noir univers", a text by Francois Laruelle.
April 26-29, 2012 at Recess Activities, 41 Grand Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY
Night I: Eugene Thacker-Remote: The Forgetting of the World
Clodagh Emoe-Mystical Anarchism. Screening and discussion. Introduced by Simon Critchley.
Night II: Daniel Colucciello Barber-Whylessness: The Universe is Deaf and Blind.
Night III: Nicola Masciandaro-Secret: No Light Has Ever Seen the Black Universe
Night IV: Alexander Galloway-Rocket: Present at Every Point of the Remote
This series was co-presented by The Public School New York and Recess Activities. In conjunction with the classes, Recess hosted an exhibition that featured visual works by Clodagh Emoe and Aaron Mette, and audio works by Eugene Thacker and Taku Unami. The exhibition also featured a temporary library of relevant texts, which visitors browsed and annotated freely throughout the gallery's public hours and during the classes.
For more information on the series, please visit http://www.recessart.org/activities/5136 and http://nyc.thepublicschool.org/class/3949.
Aaron Mette's video for the exhibition can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/40918311.
Photos from the series can be viewed here via Recess Activities: http://www.flickr.com/photos/recessactivitiesinc/sets/72157629548358880/
Photos by Taeyoon Choi.